[Distutils] easy_install --always-copy and setup.py develop

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Tue Oct 10 04:36:40 CEST 2006

I have a package (PasteDeploy) installed with "python setup.py develop", 
at version 0.9.7dev-r5544.  There's a released version 0.9.6.  When I do 
"easy_install --always-copy --install-dir /some/dir 
SomePackageThatRequiresPasteDeploy" it gives me errors like error:

Could not find suitable distribution for 
Requirement.parse('PasteDeploy==0.9.7dev-r5544') (--always-copy skips 
system and development eggs)

There is no requirement like that, it seems to be coming up with that 
version specifier on its own.  If I try to install PasteDeploy 
specifically it works fine.  If I remove that egg-link from develop it 
works fine.

(Note: my end goal is to create a bundle of all the eggs that an app 
needs to run)

Ian Bicking | ianb at colorstudy.com | http://blog.ianbicking.org

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